"I can't tell where those visitors are coming from."When we first launched the new Chartbeat we thought we'd give users one view for your traffic and one for biggest pages, so you could dig really deeply into both. While that was great for deep consideration, it didn't help you understand what was going on right now super quickly. And fast is kind of our thing. So this time around, we've brought your most important traffic source information right into your content view. But we know it's about more than just seeing that they're coming to the site - it's knowing what page your visitors are going to. Now you can hover on any traffic source and we'll show you exactly that. See if your Facebook traffic is going to the page you expect it to or somewhere completely different. Even better - in case you want to know exactly how other websites are talking about you - just click on any of those referring sites and we'll show you exactly page on that site they're coming from.
"It's hard to quickly see which pages are the biggest."
We wanted the Content view to have an always-changing set of boxes that quickly show which pages were biggest. While this approach looked awesome we heard that it was hard to look at a monitor from across the room and understand how stories were performing in comparison to each other. Totally fair.
So now, in addition to being sorted left-to-right, all the boxes in a row are the same size and the number of concurrent visitors is in big bold text in the upper left. No more mousing around and counting. Just quick insights right away.
"I can't see enough on my small screen."
We've got big monitors over here and our data tell us most of you have big monitors, too... so sometimes it's easier to forget about that (exactly) 4.74% of you on screens smaller than our minimum size. But just because you're not a big group doesn't mean we ignore your problems. For you, small-screen samurais, we've made things more responsive.
Now that big top bar scales down, so on small screens that bar won't take up most of your screen, it'll be proportionally the same size as our (even tinier percentage of) users looking at this thing on crazy huge monitors.
That about wraps it up for the Content View Updates. A bunch of changes that aren't reinventing the way you think about pages and traffic. But a bunch of changes that, hopefully, show you stuff about those things way faster.
I hope it helps, I hope you love it all, and - if you don't - get at me. There's so much more of this to come (and some really cool, totally new things just a couple days away, too), and we always want to hear your voice - it's what makes sure we keep rollin' out stuff like this on the regular.